The Week That Was for week ending Mar 1, 2015

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this weeks, “The Week That Was” we bring to you some of the more relevant and interesting reads that have been published over the last week from various sources across the internet.

Performance Testing

  • Google’s new slow label for search results – Link
  • Outlier detection on Big Data – Link
  • Multiple row inserts to double speed – Link
  • Understanding Linux CPU stats – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • 10 Good Reads on Performance – Link
  • Art of DevOps – Link
  • Performance monitor all your applications in a single dashboard – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • New Relic runs on insights – Link

Java Performance 

  • Feb: Java Performance tips – Link
  • Feb: Java Performance news – Link
  • Fast conservative Garbage collection – Link
  • Performance analysis of Garbage collection Vs explicit memory management – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Scalability lessons from Google, eBay and Real time games – Link
  • Building a simple and scalable foundation – Link
  • Large scale payment systems on Ruby on Rails – Link
  • Building a scalable app on AWS Part 1 – Link
  • What does it take to log millions  of requests everyday – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Autoscaling Azure cloud services – Link
  • Sizing with Azure websites – Link
  • Flat data storage – Link

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and all pumped up for the week ahead. Best wishes for the week ahead and happy hacking!!!!

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Jayanth Ganapathiraju (LinkedIn) is a Performance Engineer at a large Healthcare organization with over 10 years of experience working as a senior software developer and a performance lead.  As part of current role, he works with several teams within the company in the organization on coming up with performance test strategies and mentor teams on the need for continuous performance testing. He has an appetite for exploring new technologies and processes and strongly believes in life long learning. When not in front of his laptop, you can find him reading a non-technical book in a quiet corner or in deep soliloquy.

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